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The Ship Inn


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#76 of 136 Bar in York
Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Traditional country pub,with modern decor and boutique-style bedrooms. Overlooking the River Ouse with a large garden, mooring and car park. Food served daily
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews beef cheese cake roast dinner fish pie pudding the pub poplar farm caravan site staff were polite and helpful quality and quantity cooked to perfection home made generous portions friendly atmosphere main meal specials board lovely food
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Walked in to a warm and friendly atmosphere bar staff couldn’t do enough to help us out. We ate off the specials board which was aptly themed for burns night! We had Black pudding fritters and a mozzarella, red onion and pesto tart. Both were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank adamw185
sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Live locally and hadn't been here for years. Really enjoyed the food and had a very warm, friendly welcome. Will definitely be back. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrea G
sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

So glad you've returned & enjoyed it!

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend and it was something we were looking to over the entire weekend trip. Food as great. We had garlic mushrooms and the homemade onion bhajis for starters (separate dishes). Both were fantastic. I had beef hash for my main and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chrisssssssss
sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

I think you have the wrong Ship Inn as none of those meals are on our menu!!

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Been here before 8wks ago stayed at poplar farm campsite beautiful camping site cudnt ask for better site very accommodating..went to the ship inn day wee arrived had few drinks and bite to eat .. nothing special but it filled a gap in your tooth...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We had lunch on a Friday. There were outside tables in the sun, which looked very tempting, but we chose to go inside. We were about to order drinks at the bar, but were asked if we wanted lunch and said yes and were invited...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

So glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. Hope to see you again

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We have just spent a weekend in the nearby campsite, Poplar Farm, and this pub is a stones throw from there We ate there twice over the weekend and both times were delicious!! The portions sizes are generous, the food very tasty and the staff...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank MrsSMW
sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review!

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Poor management, landlord seems determined on making infrequent customers feel unwelcome. 'Tuting' when ordering as a group, unwilling to accommodate 'fussy' child eaters by not serving just chips (despite these being on the menu as part of meals), no butter with bread and soup. A...More

Date of visit: July 2018
9  Thank LauraYork
sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

That is not our intention. We do serve portions of chips during the day, but not in the evenings when we are serving dinner, & the soup does come with bread

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Another hot sunny day and we couldn't face walking through the streets of the city, but we most definitely did fancy a cold drink and some food by the river. So, we took a short drive out to Acaster Malbis and the Ship Inn. This...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KateDenby
sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks for you review Kate. We have always stuck to the traditional roast dinner on Sundays as this is what most expect. The garden is beautiful & takes a lot of work, as you can expect! We started out with parasols but some children destroyed...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Ok I'll get straight to the point. Bloody marvellous, one of those places that stand out and make you want to go back. But why? I hear you say, well I'll explain. We just got back from a one night stay, we love York &...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank jolened145
sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us - hope you can find a child minder to join us again soon!

Reviewed 3 June 2018

This was the 3rd time we have had Sunday lunch at The Ship and again it did not disappoint. Between us we had the Roast pork, beef and lamb. All perfectly cooked with a lovely range of vegetables. We couldn’t not have dessert and again...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Alananddawn
sarah N, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

You must've caught him on a good day!!

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